In the Fall of 2019, in keeping with the Festival’s educational mission, we expanded our cultural outreach to include daytime screenings of an age-and theme-appropriate film for local public high school students including transportation as an enhancement of their English curriculum on the Holocaust. The program has been a huge success and we have teachers reaching out to us.
This year, the Wilmington Jewish Film Festival expanded the opportunity for high school students by offering screenings in both the spring and the fall to be able to include the greatest number of students. We now host over 1,000 participants at the Wilson Center twice a year. The film shown is based up the true story of Holocaust survivor Fanny Ben- Ami who led a group of children when she herself was only twelve years old from France to the Swiss border.